Following Smartwork with my now 8 mo. BLF Force Fetch been going great with her from day one ! She transitioned to the ground very well, and we have been working on walking fetch the last couple of days with almost zero refusal to fetch, until yesterday !
I was working on a 3 bumper walking fetch with her, and started getting a refusal right off when going to the middle bumper, so of course I went back to the ear pinch and she picked it right up ! This continued for atleast 4 or 5 trips and she continued to refuse to fetch the middle bumper until reverting back to the ear pinch and she would pick it up then !
this is were the funny, (and serious ) comes in ! After the several refusals on the "same" bumper I noticed what I thought was mud (Been raining here the last few days) was actually a smudge of dog poop ! I guess it must have got on there at the begining of our session when throwing a few fun bumpers to get her working !
NOW !!!! I am thinking to myself well I know now why she wouldn't pick it up !!!! I wouldn't have either !!!!
I went and got another bumper to replace this one with, and moved to a diffent section of the yard, and we finished our session on a positive note, with her fetching all 3 bumpers without any refusals several times!
But last night, after not thinking much about it earlier after the session, It got me thinking although I wouldn't pick it up either is she really 100 % Force Fetched if she refused to pick up a bumper with dog poop on it ????
I mean from my understanding, and maybe I am reading into this way to much !!!! If she was completely Force Fetched she will pick up "ANYTHING" I ask her too !!!
What's ya'lls feelings on this ? Up until this one issue she has been doing awesome ! But in all seriousness Is my pup not as complete with her force fetch as I thought ???